Recipe 70: Chocolate Chip Brownies

After last week’s disaster, I desperately needed something to go well. My reputation is on the line! I’ve had pretty good success with brownies, so I chose another.

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As you may remember from cream cheese and double-chocolate brownies, Martha cleverly placed 5 variations in the same section.  Continue reading

Recipe 68: Hermit Bars

The sun is out, the birds are chirping, and it’s the perfect time for Springtime treats. Not today. hermitbars These look pretty normal and appropriate for this time of year. Well, visions are not always as they seemContinue reading

Recipe 65: Coconut Sandwich Cookies

My new friend Genoa went back and read every single blog I’ve written. When she asked if she could help me bake, the answer was simple: no.

OMG I’m kidding. Of course I said yes. I wanted to pick something relatively easy since Genoa says she doesn’t cook or bake. I thought she was exaggerating until I found an unopened, expired bag of flour in her cupboard.

Coconut Sandwich Cookies

These were the winners! Little did I know that when I arrived at Genoa’s house, I was in for the shock of my life.  Continue reading

Recipe 63: Fig Bars

I will be honest. Before I went shopping for ingredients for this recipe, I did not know what a fig looked like. Don’t sit there and judge me, because I know most of you probably have never eaten a fig.

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So listen. I made these for a potluck at work, but people were afraid of them.

What is so scary about figs? I didn’t like Fig Newtons as a kid either, but now I am much more sophisticated, like Martha.  Continue reading

Recipe 61: Snickerdoodles

It’s Christmas in July, so why not make a holiday cookie?

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“Oh, Nate, that’s nice and all, but where have you been for the last month?” Let me explain…  Continue reading

Recipe 59: Flourless Peanut Butter Granola Balls

Shout out to all you gluten-free people out there. This one’s for you. 

Flourless Peanut Butter Granola Balls

 

We had a “no bake/no cook” potluck at work, so I decided to make these.  Continue reading

Recipe 54: Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies…how boring, right? But wait! There’s a surprise!

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I don’t eat sugar cookies because I think they’re bland and I’d rather use the calories on something good. These are different. They have lemon!  Continue reading

Recipe 50: Double-Chocolate Brownies

This is brownie recipe number two from the app. I remember the cream cheese brownies being great, so I had high expectations.

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I already had the ingredients on hand (for once), so this was an easy choice.

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Recipe 47: Chocolate-Coconut Macaroon Cups

This might be one of my shortest blogs ever. These were that simple. I was attending a party and was asked to bring cookies. I made the very popular Coconut Cherry Oatmeal ones, but also made these for my gluten-free friends.

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Another use for the muffin tin? Sign me up!  Continue reading